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A new In-Brief Guide "Pennsylvania Genealogy" has been added to the growing list of available titles in the In-Brief with IDG series from The In-Depth Genealogist.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL is the author of this guide for those researching roots in the state of Pennsylvania.
What is an In-Brief Guide? An easy to take along 4-page laminated "cheat sheet" to help understand what is available for a topic or state to get you on your way to finding your ancestors.
This new publication begins with an overview of Pennsylvania including interesting facts and a timeline.
Very helpful are the research strategies explaining what types of records are available and where to find them. For those whose ancestors migrated to other locations from Pennsylvania an explanation of migration routes is included.
The brickwall buster information is sure to come in handy with those problem ancestors.
From where to find vital records to understanding Pennsylvania Laws, the guide has many links in various categories to help you find the records you are looking for. Also included is a list of books and manuscripts for using in researching the state.
Methods of research and the types of records available differ depending on location. Before beginning in a new area or when needing suggestions to work through a problem, learning the where, what and how in the locality can help us be successful.
Do you have Pennsylvania ancestors? Whether you have researched there for years or are just beginning, I would recommend In Brief with IDG "Pennsylvania Genealogy".
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